Indian model and beauty pageant holder Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 on November 18, 2017.
Prior to this, she was crowned Femina Miss India 2017 on June 25, 2017. Chhillar is the sixth Indian beauty to have won the title, actress Priyanka Chopra to have won the title last in the year 2000.
Chhillar is one of the very few highly qualified Miss India winners who were medical students during their reign, like Yasmin Daji – Miss Universe 1966-3rd Runner Up, Reita Faria – Miss World 1966, Kalpana Pandit-dethroned Femina Miss India 1989, Lakshmi Pandit-dethroned Femina Miss India 2004 and Pooja Chitgopekar – Miss Earth – Air 2007.
She considers Reita Faria – Miss World 1966, who was the first Indian and Asian to win the Miss World crown, as her role model.